Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Twilight Success

Vampires, muggles and werewolves have been enchanting us for so many years. J.K Rowlings Harry Potter remained unchallenged until the day beau of Twilight by Stephanie Meyers mostly inspired by the first movie coming the theatres November 21,2008. It was said by Time magazine in 2008 that her first 3 books had sold over 5.3 million copies in the U.S beating Harry Potter 6 out of top spot. What made it so successful? "You can relate to their feelings and emotions." Jazmin Sellars, Western High sophomore said. If you compare it to Harry Potter something both novels accomplish is giving the reader a sense of escape from reality. For some teens today it can be a gift to escape their stressful lives within a few pages.

The main art of Stephanie Meyers is the ability to describe emotions teens tend to feel which is why the book targets most high school students. The skill both authors possess is the ability to engulf readers into their imagination which is the reason they deserve top spot. And their writing inspired more than just movies but fashion fads like nerdy glasses and colored contacts. Twilight has become everything from party themes to heart racing conversations. It's the hot guys, dramatic scenes that draws teens in for more. For many, its something to look forward to and line up at the theatre for.

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